Friday, May 15, 2015
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.—Genesis 8:20
How often we call upon the Lord in our hour of need. But then when He answers our prayer, we all too often forget about Him.
When Noah and his family finally stepped onto terra firma once again, Noah did not forget about the Lord. The first thing he did was to build an altar to the Lord and offer sacrifices. It reminds me of the ten men with leprosy who came to Jesus, asking to be healed. Jesus healed them, but only one came back to say thank you. Jesus asked, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?” (Luke 17:17).
We are often like those nine. We are quick to ask God for help, but what about when He answers? Do we give Him glory? Do we say, “Lord, thank You for the answer?” Or, do we thank our lucky stars or say it was good luck?
Noah remembered God. He called on the Lord and brought a sacrifice before Him. And we can do the same. One way is by reading the Bible before we go to sleep at night. And when we get up in the morning, we can make time for the Word of God.
Another way is by giving thanks to God before a meal. We call it saying grace. I think it’s a really great thing to see a family bowing their heads in prayer in a restaurant. What a testimony that is.
We can also remember the Lord with faithful giving. Proverbs 3:9–10 says, “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
Noah made time in life for the things that matter. We should do the same.
Radio Program: “Satisfaction for the Spiritually Thirsty — II”
TV Program: “The Whole Story”
Bible Reading:1 Chronicles 25-27, 1 Thessalonians 4
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Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514.